Okay, serious talking now. What would be the worst point in each paladin to attack. We know about Lance's insecurities, but what else? What about the others? I want to read your opinion because you do awsome meta and character analysis.
???????? Wow, thank you ;A; And I’m not sure if I can answer this well for all paladins but I’ll try^^ [tl;dr at the end because this post has gotten really long]
Let’s start with Lance. Lance honestly has many points to attack, which is probably why this fandom is so focused on langst. It’s easy to create content for that because we have so much to work with:
1. his insecurities about his role on the team and in general
I already wrote a lot about it here (and also here a little), desperately trying to figure out how strong these insecurities are but there is no doubt that they exist^^ Surprisingly, they actually seem to be very strong, to the point that fandom only exaggerates them slightly. Lance is just pretty good at hiding them.
Lance is homesick. Really homesick. He’s homesick to the point that he would leave a party to hang out alone and get lost in his memories:
He is also the one that references his life on Earth the most often. “I missed 14 days for a stomachache in 3rd grade that I never really had”, “That’s the tagline of 6 of my favorite movies” - those are little things, not very important in the overall picture but they prove that he thinks back to his past.
3. fear of death/unnatural things that are dangerous
Lance isn’t afraid of aliens, that’s not what I mean with it - I’m talking about the episode Crystal Venom where the castle was trying to kill him. Here is an analysis on how deeply that episode really disturbed him. As for his fear of dying - he is the one that has been confronted with death the most of all the paladins (excluding Shiro - but Shiro has lost/repressed lots of his traumatic memories). Here’s proof:
S1E1. He thought Hunk had died in the explosion when they were trying to retrieve the yellow lion. S1E4. The explosion nearly killed him - “you would have died if Hunk and Coran hadn’t gotten a new crystal” (Pidge, S1E6). S1E9. He almost got sucked out of an airlock. S2E2. The snake monster thingy got free of the stone and Lance was in the direct line of fire.
He was the one screaming “we’re gonna die, we’re gonna die!!” in S2E5 when they had to hold the lenses for the wormhole maker. Lance is scared of death not despite but because he knows it the best of all of them. He almost died multiple times and he saw his friends almost dying multiple times (the Hunk thingy I included above, when he saved Coran from the explosion, when he thought he had to save Coran in “Crystal Venom”, when Pidge in the cube episode got shot down and didn’t reply to them). Look at his reaction vs the reaction of the other paladins when they thought Allura had died:
They are all shocked and disbelieving, meanwhile Lance:
He’s neither shocked nor disbelieving, he’s just hurt. One of his deepest fears became reality and there is nothing he could do about it.
I was disappointed in the episode, (not cas’ bits) they went to a grief counsellor & the only person mentioned was their mother. I thought Cas would get a look in but not even a mention of him at all. When the ep first came on & we saw that people were seeing their loved ones, I thought they would’ve went down the, Sam sees Mary & Dean sees Cas road, but no. Or even that Dean opens up about losing Cas as well, but no. There was none of that & it was solely focused on Mary which was disappointing
Ah, here it is… the inevitable. I joked with some friends that I would get some of these (I’m only going to answer one though so peeps please don’t send me more).
Alrighty, knuckles cracked, here we go.
THE WHOLE LAST 3 EPISODES FOR DEAN WERE ALL FOCUSED ON CAS.
I am 10000% ok with the choice to make this episode more about Mary and focus on Sam too and Jack and for Dean to focus on Mary, yep, that’s totally good with me. They literally at the end of the last episode made it absolutely clear that Dean is suffering mainly due to CAS so it’s not even an issue for me?
It’s like… I don’t get weepy about my husband being away for a week with work cos I’m so comfortable in our relationship? I feel the same way with Destiel, it doesn’t have to be in every episode or every scene, I’m 100% comfortable with what we have being SO GOOD. Like we don’t get textual Free Will wins the day stuff in every episode, doesn’t mean it’s not an endgame theme and underlying the whole show you know??
Also, the LAST SCENE WAS AGAIN SO DESTIEL HEAVY for Dean?
Like… yeah the grief counsellor stuff was mostly about Sam/Mary/Jack but ??? We literally had a second “yes I’m upset about mom just as you are but for ME IT’S WORSE BECAUSE THERE’S ***SOMETHING*** ON TOP OF THIS SO I NEED YOU TO BE STRONG FOR ME PLEASE SAMMY PLEASE HELP ME THE MAN I LOVE JUST DIED BEFORE MY EYES BEFORE I COULD EVEN TELL HIM AND THERES NO NORMAL AFTER THAT”.
In an episode where people who lost their spouses didn’t have closure and only hoped to see them one last time?!!!!!
Then Cas is told by his depression that he loves *someone* LBR this isn’t about familial “I love you all” towards family, this is supposedly a secret, shameful love of some sort that he doesn’t feel he deserves and is unrequited, his depression then goes on to tell him that he is not missed…. meanwhile Dean is in episode 4 of continued “I JUST MISS CAS SO MUCH, IM LIVING BUT IM NOT ALIVE, I JUST HAVE NO HOPE OR FAITH ANYMORE NOW THAT HE’S GONE”.
So yeah, me thinking about how people can worry that there’s not enough Destiel in this episode:
Hi hello I'm sorry I know you have many things to write but what do you think of Spidey's social media accounts? Does he post a lot, how famous is he, what things does he post, what rumours he started accidentally by an unfortunate tweet, etc?
Social media stuff are my favourite, anon.
The Spidey comics confirm that Peter - as Spider-Man - has an Instagram account because he’s 15yo. And his publicity is shit. Peter confirms that they’re SUPER popular.
It’s also been confirmed that people ask heroes for selfies and that Peter says yes. In Spidey he’s often seen in the background taking selfies with people. In TASM, while Peter is screaming at Gwen on the phone, you can hear people losing their shit in the background and wondering if they should go ask the hero for a photo or not. Peter Parker can and will take photos with you. He’s a tourist attraction smh
Tourist, casually: “So here’s a photo of me in front of the Statue of Liberty, here’s me in Times Square, here’s me with Spider-Man-”
He also ends up with a twitter account. He kept stealing Tony’s phone - because he’s a15 year old shit - and logging into the billionaire’s twitter account and posting random shit (the tweet: “spider-man is so handsome!!!! and cool!!!! and the best hero in nyc!!!!!!” and the subsequent tweet, minutes later: “No, he’s not.” is reposted on a bunch of sites. Everyone thinks its super cute). So Tony gets fed up and just makes the teenager his own account. He gets him verified and everything.
Peter’s account is REALLY popular, not just because he’s a hero (and all heroes have stupidly popular accounts) but because he’s witty and cute and everyone kind of loves him?
Yes, his bio is “your friendly neighbourhood wall crawler”, he is proud and not taking that down
As I mentioned in this post, Johnny and Peter are Menances online. Johnny live-tweets and snapchats their shenanigans (everything from pranking Ben, to the time they were almost killed by pirate-ninjas, to photos of a masked Peter fast asleep in front of gaming consoles, surrounded by junk food, mid-sleepover). They’re everyone’s favourite goobers. Buzzfeed makes an article about them - “Ten Times Human Torch and Spider-Man Were Our Favourite Super-Friends” - and call them ‘too cute to handle’ at one point.
He once got into a twitter argument with Jameson that lasted hours. There were caps and emojis and Peter rickrolled him at one stage. It was performative art
Listen, the Daily Bugle has no creditability online. Everyone hates Fox News on here. The Bugle is pretty much the same. Its slanderous garbage get made fun of a lot. There’s a lot of posts with the front pages of the Bugle about the ‘’’’Spider-Menace’’’’’’ and how ‘threatening and dangerous’ he is posted side-by-side with a photo of Spider-Man smooching a puppy. Spider-Man high-fiving kids. Spider-Man helping an old lady across the street. The internet is (mostly) on Peter’s side.
That being said there are a lot of posts like, “Is… Spider-Man okay? This is awful and he works so hard and I’m worried about this guy.”
Listen, Peter’s tweets do not always make sense. He gets tired. He forgets people need context. He posts things such as, “you win this round, tree” and, “clothes not gender. i’m going to fight Gender for you internet. i’m gonna” and, “why are things so Much”
On a related note: Peter should not be allowed to tweet while concussed.
Tony tweets, “Are you okay? Are you concussed? You sound concussed. I’ll be right there. Stay put.” And #IronDad trends for the rest of the day